I’m experimenting with Optimo nowadays and trying to achieve a task I planned months ago from this thread. My plan is to set an adjacency study for the cubicles in an office.
I tried Vikram’s graph before and there, rooms are organized according to the area and adjacency rates they have. In my case, I need cubicles to have a distance between them by the adjacency requirements I define in an Excel file.
So what I basically am trying to do is to find the optimal layout with the cubicles whom adjacency relation is produced by MS Project/Excel.
Adjacency Rates.xlsx (9.8 KB)
Then I created dimensional properties for these cubicles which are arbitrary numbers:
Cubicle List.xlsx (8.9 KB)
I first created cubicles and placed them on random coordinate points.
Then, I created a set of rules in a custom node which determines the distances between the cubicles(fitness function) and this fitness function is connected to the nodes of Optimo which should create a loop that will eventually let the system propose a new layout for me. This is my initial thought but I couldn’t make it work.
My fitness function:
How can I fix the fitness function, any thoughts on this would be highly appreciated.
I couldn’t create an adjacency rate from MS Project or Excel, so in order to represent a fictional distance between these cubicles, manually I put values multiples of 10 in Excel such as:
I wrote these values of distances for the cubicle pairs as a matrice in excel file “Adjacency Rates” It has two sheets.
PS: .dyf file gets very complicated at the end, I couldn’t manage a clean list.